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Bodies & Books by Sara Tiger Ryan
Series: Miss Kitty Mysteries. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 103,300. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Two petrified bodies sit playing cards in the back room at Five Whippet West--neither one with a winning hand. How can Sazzy no investigate? How could her investigation into a forty year old murder cause so much havoc? And get her in so much trouble? Now her and Dusty's lives are in danger, along with the Prince's and several new friends'.
Touch Me Tender by Ted Atoka
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,820. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
This is book 1 of the Bean Town Investigations series. It’s your first opportunity to learn about the hilarious antics of a couple of private investigators from Boston. Shortly after one of them suffers an embarrassing accident, they find themselves involved in a vicious murder case. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that they’re no longer the hunters but have become a killer’s prey.
Dead, Sometimes - Book 2 of the Jason Callahan Psychic Detective Series by Patricia Lee Macomber
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,580. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Jason Callahan doesn't believe for a minute that Chloe has special powers, but psychic Trina Dane does, and she thinks she knows why. But what of the other people across the country who have had the same experiences? How did they really die? And how did one boy (and Chloe) manage to survive? Only Trina and Jason can find the answers, but they must do so before Chloe runs out of lives.
InterFEARence: A Novel About Life, Love and Stalin. by L.H. Ostrovsky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In this emotional and gripping thriller, L.H. Ostrovsky intricately weaves fact and fiction -past and present - to tell the tale of life in Kiev during Stalin’s infamous purges in the late 1930’s. Brimming with intriguing characters, InterFEARence is a fast-paced story of struggle, hope and determination that will keep you riveted and guessing until the very last sentence.
Have You Seen My Cat? And Other Stories by Robert P. Hansen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,830. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The stories in this collection are primarily mystery, science fiction, soft horror/dark fantasy, and cross-genre pieces. Most of the stories are down-to-earth ones set in today's world (particularly the mysteries), or begin that way and take a speculative turn into the possible. With the exception of one fantasy mystery, the rest of the stories are set in the near future or in space.
Worth the Candle by Bruce Briley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,640. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Authentic treasure buried 200 years ago in Virginia protected by a group of ciphers. Three graduate students at a Midwestern university who attack the ciphers with sufficient success to justify an adventure. Local frustrated searchers willing to kill anyone attempting to steal the birthright they and their forebears have fruitlessly sought for well over a century.
The Veiled Lady: A Miao Juzheng and George Silver Elizabethan Adventure by M. E. Eadie
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 74,720. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014 by Adam Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Veiled Lady is historical fiction. The general events and locations are real. However, the creation of Miao Juzheng, a young woman with albinism from the middle kingdom, is not. The plot, to take the Queen's life during the Maundy Ceremony is also a fabrication of my imagination, as is the involvement of the players from The Theatre: purely speculative, but entertaining speculation.
Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter (Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter Series #1) by Kevin Kneupper
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Demons are dangerous things. They inflame your insecurities, turn your weaknesses against you, and whisper their thoughts into your ears in the darkness. The Vatican wants them locked up, or banished back to Hell. Short on priests and long on money, they’ve had to resort to paying bounties to keep things under control. That means looking outside of the faithful, to mercenaries like Cade Crowley.
Cat in the Flock by Lisa Brunette
Series: Dreamslippers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(5.00 from 1 review)
What if you could slip into the dreams of a killer? This family of PIs can. They use their psychic dream ability to solve crimes, and that isn’t easy. Especially if you’re totally new at this. “The launch of an intriguing female detective series.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS
Ella & Jasper Shorts by Jennifer Oberth
Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
When Ella marries Joe Westin, she inherits a father-in-law who gets her into more trouble than the bad guys. As a former thief turned government agent, Ella thinks she’s up for any assignment that comes her way, but Jasper Westin just might be more than she can handle. Set in the 1820s, these three quick reads offer a fun glimpse into Ella’s family life. Ernest Effort Missing Monkey Close Quarters
The Boy Who Appeared from the Rain by Kevin David Jensen
Price: Free! Words: 193,920. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
For a disappointed couple, the worst-best thing that can happen is for a beautiful child to come into their lives, thinking he's theirs—and for them to be given every opportunity to keep him.
To Hell in a Hot Tub, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery by Tash Bell
You set the price! Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Tess Darling is a ballsy blonde TV producer, who solves media murders with the help of hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. Sent to Greece to film a steamy dating show, they end up in a Jacuzzi with three hot girls - and one picky guy. When a dark, muscle-bound stranger joins the party, passions boil over into murder. Are they stuck with a lady-killer? Tess is just the broad to find out...
Killing at the Carnival by L. A. Nisula
Series: Cassie Pengear Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 35,880. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Cassie Pengear thought a visit to the carnival would be fun: see some shows, eat some sweets, help her landlady’s nephew decide if the cowboy was real or an actor. But then the cowboy shot the volunteer, and he didn’t get up. Now Cassie has a ten-year-old boy insisting the cowboy isn’t a killer and a landlady insisting she help solve the killing at the carnival. approx 150 pages
Ground to a Halt by Elaine L. Orr
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy(5.00 from 1 review)
An SUV smashes Jolie's car, a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping. Jolie needs to know who's telling the truth and what the thugs will do to find what they want. Only solving the puzzle will keep her safe, protect a vulnerable Iraq war vet, and make sure everyone stays alive. But if Jolie keeps searching, her budding romance with Scoobie may grind to a halt
The Midlife of Dudley Chalk by Peter James Lamb
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,020. Language: British English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Midlife of Dudley Chalk is a love story. It is a detective story. In a normal world, neither one should have happened.
The Nature of the Grave - A John and Sarah Jarad Nantucket Mystery by Martha Reed
Series: A John and Sarah Jarad Nantucket Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,690. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sarah Hawthorne had no idea her life was going to change when she met Nantucket police Lieutenant John Jarad. As Sarah explores John's family history, she reactivates interest in his younger brother's cold case disappearance. A great-uncle's surprising bequest brings family tensions to the surface, and John and Sarah must forge their investigative talents to solve a sinister island conspiracy.
The Oak Tree Letters by Lora Lindy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,870. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Issy Watson moves with her family to Charlotte. She loves their new home called Oakley Plantation, especially when she finds old love letters from Stanton Tate dated back to the Civil War. Across the state, a young man named Trevor Whitfield letters from Constantine Oakley. But those letters brings a curse and ghosts. Can they end the curse? Can they ever live in peace?
Flowers in Blood (Volume I) by Carlos Santiago
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sometimes some memories of the past should not be revived… Three childhood friends separated by fate meet again when Cassimiro, a forensic psychiatrist, disappears without a trace. They penetrate the underworld of the streets of Recife, and following a trail of blood and violence, until summer where lust, vice and seduction can lead the human being.
Green Witch, Dead Witch by Renee Benzaim
Series: Detective Annie Avants, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,090. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Three people have died following a witches' sabbat. Two deaths were classified as 'accidental', Annie's intuition tells her the three deaths are related. Is there a serial killer in Bakersfield targeting witches? Det. Annie Avants has a good friend who is a green witch. Working with Annie and Annie's partner, they race against time to solve the murders before the next sabbat - Halloween
Kissing in Action (Lexi Graves Mysteries, 7) by Camilla Chafer
Series: Lexi Graves Mysteries, 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
PI Lexi Graves is on the case with the seventh book of this thrilling and hilarious mystery series. When Lexi gets the gig to find the blackmailer extorting thousands of dollars from the country’s hottest girl band, it’s a dream come true. However, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous isn’t as much fun as she hoped...